I was the guest of honour at the Awards Parade of the London regiment of the Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade on Sunday.
There was a great, upbeat atmosphere and the children were clearly very proud to be there, the rain even held off until the end.
One of the elements I respect most about the JLGB is that they do not recognise any contradiction between a love of their faith and a love of the country. Allied to the excellent youth development work that they do it is a winning formula.
I wish them the continuing luck for the future.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Skovsende